37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Making It – Film Industry Career Panel

Jamie Sisley, Erin Bernhardt, Lyle Friedman

Three early mid-career filmmakers with very different paths to success in the film industry share their personal journeys, along the way giving insight into what a modern career in the entertainment business looks like. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Jamie Sisley (Stay Awake) shares the stage with Emmy and two-time Peabody Award-winning documentarian Erin Bernhardt (Refuge) and TV writer Lyle Friedman (Wrecked, Younger).

Moderated by Scot Safon (VAFF Board)

This is a free, unticketed event. Please arrive fifteen to thirty minutes before the listed start time to find a seat.



Saturday, November 5


2:00 PM


Irving Theater, CODE Building

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